List of most-followed Twitter accounts
The list below contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Twitter. Former U.S. president Barack Obama tops the list with over 113 million followers.
Top 50 accounts
The following table lists the top 50 most followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user, and their country of origin. It was last updated on February 8, 2020[update].
|1||@BarackObama||Barack Obama||113||Former U.S. president||USA|
|4||@rihanna||Rihanna||96||Musician and businesswoman||BAR|
|7||@ladygaga||Lady Gaga||81||Musician and actress||USA|
|9||@realDonaldTrump||Donald Trump||73||Current U.S. president||USA|
|10||@YouTube||YouTube||72||Online video platform||USA|
|11||@ArianaGrande||Ariana Grande||70||Musician and actress||USA|
|12||@jtimberlake||Justin Timberlake||65||Musician and actor||USA|
|13||@KimKardashian||Kim Kardashian||63||Television personality and businesswoman||USA|
|14||@selenagomez||Selena Gomez||60||Musician and actress||USA|
|15||57||Social media platform||USA|
|16||@cnnbrk||CNN Breaking News||56||News channel||USA|
|18||@narendramodi||Narendra Modi||53||Current Prime Minister of India||IND|
|21||@BillGates||Bill Gates||49||Businessman and philanthropist||USA|
|23||@nytimes||The New York Times||45||Newspaper||USA|
|24||@KingJames||LeBron James||45||Basketball player||USA|
|25||@MileyCyrus||Miley Cyrus||45||Musician and actress||USA|
|27||@JLo||Jennifer Lopez||44||Musician and actress||USA|
|29||@Oprah||Oprah Winfrey||43||Television personality and businesswoman||USA|
|30||@BBCBreaking||BBC Breaking News||42||News channel||UK|
|32||@iamsrk||Shah Rukh Khan||40||Actor and film producer||IND|
|34||@BeingSalmanKhan||Salman Khan||39||Actor and film producer||IND|
|37||@KevinHart4real||Kevin Hart||36||Comedian and actor||USA|
|38||36||Social media platform||USA|
|45||@realmadrid||Real Madrid CF||34||Football club||ESP|
|50||@FCBarcelona||FC Barcelona||32||Football club||ESP|
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- On June 16, 2017, American singer Katy Perry became the first to exceed 100 million followers.
- On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies. Consequently, Twitter's own account took the fastest and greatest plunge out of all the top 50 accounts, from 63 million to 55 million followers, and in ranking, from 11th to 16th place.
- On February 3, 2019, American singer Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account after being involved in a controversy. At the time, she was ranked 14th and had over 57 million followers.
- "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
- Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Miller, Hayley (February 4, 2019). "Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account After Hateful Backlash Over 21 Savage Meme". HuffPost. Retrieved February 4, 2019.